Today's visit with the kids was fun and more relaxed. Julia seemed much better. We didn't push the touching much, just played with her. She loved this. She even snuggled into me a bit. I loved this! When they brought her to us, they handed us a small spit cloth. We can tell she has a head cold and she was drooling more today. The first time my hand reached toward her face to wipe her mouth, she flinched big time and arched away from me. The second time she was a little bit better. By the third and fourth time, she was okay. She already learned that I was going to be gentle with her. Sweet doesn't even begin to describe how precious she is! Oh how we love her....and will be loved by so many more at home : )
She was very intentionally banging this ball to her other hand, very much enjoying the noise it made. She then learned the game of throwing it to the floor and making us retrieve it for her. She would smile as the ball came closer when she reached out to take it.
I love this one.....so sweet : )
You could tell Aaron couldn't wait to come and play with us. We brought a back pack full of small toys that he quickly rummaged through. We had tennis balls, bubbles, play dough, coloring book with crayons, a toy car, and a picture book filled with pictures of our house and his siblings. He liked looking at the picture of his bedroom and bunk bed he will be sleeping on. Tatiana's son Edward drove us to orphanage today. He was great at translating our conversations with Aaron. Aaron was asking if he could sleep on the top bunk. We told him maybe when he's older. He also wanted Edward to clarify that Steve and I would be living there with him. He wanted to know when he would be going to live at this new home. He now understands....."wait, wait, wait, and then you will go." He knows he will go on an airplane to get home. He is very excited about this! We showed him the picture of our pool in the backyard. He mentioned that he only wanted to go swimming if there was a little bit of water in it. We told him that we would hold him in the water. He was okay with this idea. When he had to leave to go have lunch, he wanted to bring all the toys back to his "groupa." We let him take one play dough, one bubbles container, a small puzzle, and his toy car we brought for him. Oh, one more thing.....he is going to learn English sooooo fast. He was already using several English words we taught him today without repeated prompting. The word "open" is most definitely in his vocabulary now. He also said, "I love you" when we said goodbye!
Tomorrow we are going back again. Steve's mom and I are going so Grandma can meet her new grandchildren....can't wait!